Medford 1, Charlestown 0
The Charlestown Girls U14 team traveled to Medford for their second game of the season this Saturday. The team played hard and was unfortunate not to walk away from the game with at least a draw. Captains Caroline Adducci and Bryn O’Hara led the Townies onto the field and set a fast paced tone to begin the game. Lauren Sweeney, Maeve Shea, Caroline Collier, and Emily Pardy played tough in defense and Medford was unable to threaten the Charlestown goal. The entire first half was a very back and forth game with the midfield being controlled well by Josie Hoyt, Kalthuma Mohammed, and Jasmine Niijar.
The second half began much of the same way the first half did with both teams battling hard in the midfield trying to find a way through the opposing defense. The front line of Annie Coviello, Isabelle Charbonnier, and Anneli Merivaara created several good chances on goal but were held scoreless by the Medford defense.
In the 45th minute, the ball took a fortunate bounce for Medford and the Townies were unable to recover in time to prevent the goal. Immediately after the goal, the Townies showed their resilience and continued to pressure the Medford goal. Ruby Dunlea, Maeve Fittz, and Sophie Shea provided a spark off the bench and continued to trouble the Medford goalkeeper. In the 57th minute with the clock winding down, Isabelle Charbonnier took a shot from 15 yards out that sailed just wide of the Medford goal. After a difficult game, the referee blew their whistle signaling full time.
After two impressive displays on the road, The Townies open up at home against Reading on Saturday Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.